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Gator Shocks Texas Spring Break Beachgoers

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    Gator Shocks Texas Beachgoers

    Game warden says recent flooding is likely to blame after large alligator washes up on Texas beach. (Published Wednesday, March 16, 2016)

    An alligator going on spring break at the beach is a strange concept until it actually happens.

    "We let the dogs out to play, they took off running jumping over the logs and one of the logs wasn't a log," said Monica O'Carroll, who took her mother, sister and niece to Quintana Beach, near Houston, Texas for spring break on Tuesday.

    With mating season in full swing, the alligator didn't care so much about the people watching.

    "With all the floodwaters we have, all the rivers are pushing (alligators) out to the Gulf," said Jim Bob Van Dyke, a Texas game warden.

    Van Dyke added the waves have the capability to drown the gator if the surf gets too rough.

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